Grateful to the honest stranger
A heartfelt thank-you to the person who found my handbag in a Walmart shopping cart in the parking lot on February 13 and took it to the customer service desk.Learn more »
Grant to CASA helps others
CASA of Douglas County, Inc. recently received a $10,000 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. As executive director of CASA and on behalf of our board of directors, I offer our thanks to the foundation for this support! The money will be used to help supervise and support CASA volunteers as they advocate for abused and neglected children in 2014.Learn more »
Shorts enjoy 70th anniversary
Robert (Bob) and Peggy Short observed their platinum anniversary with a special dinner at Seven Feathers Casino Resort, accompanied by their daughter and son-in-law.Learn more »
The parents of Mary Hooper are pleased to announce her engagement to Sam Strobel and their plans to be married Aug. 23 in Roseburg.Learn more »
Know geology, have traveled
The Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club will have a potluck beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a Jr. rock club meeting at 6:30 and a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, in Rooms 2 and 3 at the Mercy Community Education building, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
TOPS holds open house
TOPS OR 197 will have an open house at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ, 1475 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
AWVA meets for potluck
The American Women Veterans’ Association will have a potluck dinner meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Hall, 406 S.E. Oak St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Outdoor talk, pizza on tap
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Round Table Pizza, 2040 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
Orchid queen presented
The Umpqua Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 2 at the Mercy Community Education building, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
YRAGUEN — Deanna and Calob Yraguen, Winchester, February 11, a son, Cade Nicolas Yraguen, 7 pounds 6 ouncesLearn more »
Air Force Airman Kyle W. Wentz, son of Lori Wentz of Roseburg, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.Learn more »
Julee S. Dunn and Eric M. Cable were wed Jan. 4 at the Disney World Wedding Pavilion in Orlando, Fla. A reception was held later at the Portland Art Museum.Learn more »
Plant Clinic changes hours
The Douglas County Master Gardeners will have Plant Clinic hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the month of March at the Oregon State University Extension office, 1134 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
AAUW hosts local pilot
The American Association of University Women will have a no-host social hour and dinner meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant, 1450 Mulholland Drive, Roseburg.Learn more »
DAR hosts a special guest
The Umpqua Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will have a no-host luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Chi’s Garden Restaurant, 528 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.Learn more »
VFW promotes driving safely
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary from Post 2468 invite motorists to take a coffee break at the Cabin Creek Rest Area near northbound Milepost 142 on Interstate 5.Learn more »
Club discusses glass buttons
The Roseburg Button Club will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Community Cancer Center, 2880 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Republican Women meet March 5 with candidates for Douglas County Commissioner and State RepresentativeMarch 3, 2014 —
Candidates talk with UVRW
The Umpqua Valley Republican Women will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kowloon’s Restaurant, 2686 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Jackson talks of gold mining
The Douglas County Historical Society will have a no-host dinner meeting from noon to 4 p.m. March 9 at The China Palace, 968 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary have booth at Roseburg Fairgrounds Feb. 28, March 1 and 2February 24, 2014 —
Buddy Poppies at Home Show
The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 2468 will have a booth at the Home & Garden Show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Let’s explore the wild side
The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society offers a program on “Landscaping for Wildlife” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Wilbur women help the needy
St. Francis Community Kitchen would like to thank the Wilbur Women’s Society of United Methodist Church for its donation of $600 to our kitchen. Their donation will touch the lives of many people, and we really appreciate their generosity.Learn more »
Thank you, thank you!
It is such an honor to be the recipient of a grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe Foundation.Learn more »
Grants key to growth
The Glide Elementary School garden, “The Paw Patch,” is pleased to thank the Oregon Community Foundation and Lowe’s for recent grants.Learn more »
Local support appreciated
The Umpqua Community College Engineering and Computer Information System Departments would like to thank the local high schools, businesses and agencies for the resources and support that allowed us to hold our Jan. 30 Explore Engineering, Surveying, and Computer Technology event.Learn more »
Deirdre Hollinshead and Christopher Rosenstiel have announced their engagement and plans for a June 28 wedding at Sutherlin Park.Learn more »
Military Note: Bergold, Jason T.February 24, 2014 —
Navy Seaman Jason T. Bergold, son of Carl J. and Clancy L. Bergold of Roseburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Bergold is a 2013 graduate of Roseburg High School.
60th Anniversary: Smith, Bill and MalvaFebruary 24, 2014 —
Smiths mark 60th anniversary
Bill and Malva Smith recently commemorated their 60th anniversary with a trip to Kauai, Hawaii, hosted by their children’s families. The couple have retained connections in Douglas County for nearly 50 years, but now reside in Helendale, Calif.
Malva Dee Picard graduated from Pendleton High School and met Bill Smith when they were both attending Pacific University in Forest Grove. Bill graduated from Sutherlin High School in 1952 and had been at PU for two years before he married Malva at Christian Church in Portland on Jan. 29, 1954.
He completed his education at Pacific University in 1956 and spent 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the rank of colonel. Bill served multiple tours of duty on the East and West Coasts, and in the Orient. In addition, he was the director of the two USMC rebuild facilities at Albany, Ga., and Barstow, Calif., for approximately nine years.
Malva was a homemaker for their family. She is an artist who has produced numerous paintings and art objects, and was the coordinator of the family’s many military moves.
Now retired, Bill remains active in his community. He was a personnel director for the Barstow School District for 10 years, a charter member of the 29 Palms Elks Lodge, a charter member of the Mojave Desert Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, and served as a member of the California State Personnel Commissioners Board. Malva is an elder of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, a legacy from her father, Joseph Picard, whose mother was Malvina Rainville.
The Smiths have two children: Donna Lee Rooney of Centennial, Colo., and William M. Smith of Oregon City. Bill and Malva enjoy watching their seven grandchildren’s events and their one great-grandchild. The couple also like reading, antiques, exploring and taking care of their dachshunds, Cassie and Tara.
WEDDING: Hakola-MarshFebruary 24, 2014 —
Melony K. Hakola and John T. Marsh were married Jan. 10 at the Douglas County Courthouse by Justice of the Peace Jeffery Doty and reunited in a shipboard ceremony conducted by the cruise line captain in Cozumel, Mexico, on Feb. 11. A delayed reception with family and friends will be held later this year.
Melony is the daughter of Mel and Darlene Hakola of Roseburg. Melony is a commercial real estate broker for G. Stiles Realty. John is the son of Timothy and LaPreal Marsh, formerly of Mapleton, Utah. John is a district manager for KAMAN Industrial Technologies.
The couple had planned to marry on a cruise ship after the first of the year. They scheduled a cruise to Mexico for Feb. 8, the first one available. When they contacted the cruise line to request a wedding ceremony, they were told a 30-day notice was necessary, but the cruise line would be happy to do a formal ceremony with a valid marriage certificate in place prior to boarding the ship. John and Melony then applied for a marriage license at the Douglas County Courthouse. To their surprise, a justice of the peace was willing to marry the couple on the spot. Afterward, they returned to work until time to begin their cruise. The shipboard ceremony took place Feb. 11, giving them two anniversaries to celebrate.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico, and now live in Roseburg.